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Multi-Volume Backup Recommendations

Question asked by Ihor Gritsak on Jun 8, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2013 by Ihor Gritsak

Hi All,


I just recently started using Nimble storage and have moved our SharePoint server to the SAN. 


There is an update I need to install on SP so for something like this I would usually shutdown the two VM's used for SP (one for SP, one for its DB) and make a copy of them so that I have a full clean copy and if something goes wrong I just put the copy back.  We can afford the down time on this and the server is pretty recently deployed. 


Now that I have my SP on the SAN and it's spread across multiple volumes I am wondering what the best way to make a backup of all volumes at the same point in time would be so that I can roll back if needed.  Seems like taking a snapshot of the volumes is the best option but I know it's not as simple as just creating a manual snapshot especially with one of the volumes hosting the db. 


Thanks for your help.